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  • Alaska Air wants to use thumbprint scanners instead of airplane tickets? Thumbs down

    Alaska Air wants to use thumbprint scanners instead of airplane tickets? Thumbs down
    What could possibly go wrong? As the backlash continues over dissemination of hacked private photos through the Snapchat app Snapsaved, which followed on the heels of an iCloud hack, Alaska Air is looking at converting its ticketing operations from...
  • U.S. stocks slammed by global fears

    First it was fresh concerns about the fragile Eurozone recovery. Then there was the sudden steep fall in oil prices. Now investors are worrying whether the American economy can pull up a slumping global economy. And overlaying all these — fears...
  • South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall

    South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall
    Gas prices are getting lower nearly every day, and especially in South Florida, that's cause for celebration just in time for the holidays. Energy-producing areas of the U.S. and the world aren't so happy, because the declines mean possible loss of...
  • Floridians' mood on economy remains at post-recession high

    Floridians' mood on economy remains at  post-recession high
    Floridians remained at a post-recession high for consumer confidence for the third month in a row while the nation's consumer sentiment fell slightly, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Overall, Floridians are still feeling...
  • Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year

    Grocery prices rise 3.7 percent over year
    Having a bit of sticker shock at the grocery store? You aren't alone with food costs rising 3.7 percent in a year in Broward and Miami-Dade counties in June, well above the 2.4 percent increase for the nation as a whole, according to the U.S. Bureau...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Consumer confidence slips in Florida

    Consumer confidence slips in Florida
    For the first time in five months, Floridians' confidence in the economy dipped in October, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. Consumer sentiment among 424 Floridians polled between Oct 1 and Oct. 23 dropped a point in October...
  • Floridians most confident since recession

    Floridians most confident since recession
    Floridians feel more confident about the economy than they have since the recession, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the third...
  • Florida's consumer confidence hits post-recession high

    Florida's consumer confidence hits post-recession high
    Floridians set a new post-recession record for consumer confidence in September, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point  to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the fourth...
  • Lackluster consumer income and spending point to a slowing economy

    The economy just posted its best six-month stretch in 11 years, the labor market is on a record streak of job creation and gas prices are falling. But consumers — a key driver of U.S. economic growth — have not yet fully joined the party....
  • Holiday shoppers spring into action

    Holiday shoppers spring into action
    Sisters Kim and Karla Duenas of Tinley Park said they started their holiday shopping at 1 a.m. on Black Friday. About eight hours later, Kim, 21, and Karla, 14, were resting up in easy chairs at a sitting area inside the Orland Square Mall, weary but...